Haircare for Your Hair Type
In this blog you’ll find hair products broken down like never before; products that solve your problem of what you’re dealing with. The purpose of this blog is to teach you how to find products that suit your hair’s needs based off of what is driving you crazy that your hair doesn’t do, this will provide some recommendations for those issues you might be dealing with.
Hair categories that products are based around are:
TEXTURE & VOLUME
COMBAT FRIZZ & SMOOTHE
HEAT PROTECTION, STYLING, & HOLD
SHAMPOOS/CONDITIONERS FOR DIFFERENT ISSUES
Finding products that take care of these different “issues” you may be having while working with your hair type is key to loving your locks. Is your hair oily or is it dry? Does it need a deep conditioning treatment? Do you deal with frizz, dryness all over, oily scalp and dry ends, do you need of more texture to help with styling and volume?
When shopping for hair products for your hair, it’s so important to ask yourself “what problems am I having?” and find products that solve those problems. Like skin, no two heads of hair are the same. Sometimes, we tend to use hair products recommended by others, without thinking about the fact that their hair type and hair needs aren’t the same as our own. If you’ve read my Current Haircare Blog, you’ve probably seen me teach to “feed your hair” and this starts by listening to what your hair needs and I want to teach you how to do that and provide what your hair is lacking.
Below, I’ve organized different hair care products I’ve personally tried and tested by hair type/hair need. This makes it easier for you to see where to start in finding products that will help you achieve the hair styles you want.
TEXTURE & Volume
If you’re in need of product to add texture to your hair or for added volume, these are my top picks. Hopefully you can find a product to aid in whatever you’re missing for texture and/or volume for hair.
Beach Club: This texture spray is a favorite of mine; I love this spray for texturizing styles and adding a bit of product to help hair hold its style without feeling too heavy. ** This is my favorite texture spray but it has sunflower oil and I have an allergy. But it’s truly one of the best!
Star Dust: This is a dry shampoo powder that does well in maintaining oil between washes, but it’s also great for texturizing! I personally use this more for adding texture than for dry shampoo purposes.
Thickening Spray: This one is for the roots when and to add in some texture for fine hair or use Swell down below.
Swell: Swell is thickening as well. *** This one you don’t see me use only because it has sunflower oil in it (I have a sensitivity to sunflower oil) but it’s an amazing product.
Dry Shampoo Powder: This is another dry shampoo powder that I tested and love – truly loving this company and the quality of their products. I use this for texture just like Star Dust, and this also smells great and does a 2 in 1 job of controlling oil/buildup and adding texture for styling.
Dry Texturizing Spray: This is the texture spray you’ll see me use at present. It’s not my top favorite, but I do really like it, and it doesn’t have sunflower oil so I can use it.
Create Texturizing Spray: This is my 3rd favorite texturizing spray but it does have sunflower oil so I can’t use it. You need to make sure you don’t spray too close to the head; it’s easy to use too much with this product.
Gro by Vegamour Dry Shampoo – I took off every other dry shampoo! I’m mind blown by this! For sure the biggest difference I’ve ever had with a dry shampoo. Highly recommend.
COMBAT FRIZZ/SMOOTHE HAIR
These are all great to use in your hair if you’re struggling with frizz, smoothing your hair, or humidity. My hair stylist swears by Virtue, especially the Frizz Block.
Blow Dry Spray: Only spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair.
Create 6 in 1: This is a heat protectant & styling aid (I skip this sometimes and just use the others; again, it depends on how the hair is feeling). I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft.
Restorative Treatment: I use this more so in times of need, when the hair is needing a little extra TLC. This is not for daily use, and you need to listen to your hair to see if this is truly what it needs.
Glazé Hair Lotion: This is the OG hair lotion of mine that I still stand by to this day. It leaves the hair feeling so soft, healthy, and smells amazing – I stopped using it because it has sunflower oil and I have an allergy.
Sorbet: This is a leave-in balm that smells incredible but also provides UV protection and combats frizz. I’ve used this one for a long time and it’s part of my daily concoction, which you can read about on my Current Haircare Blog HERE.
Frizz Block: Has sunflower oil in it so I can’t use it, but it’s Chris’s favorite before blow drying for frizz and heat protection. He likes this one and not the cream is because this one doesn’t weigh down the hair in his opinion.
Un-Frizz Cream: If I feel like my hair is frizzy, I use this instead of the 6 in 1. This one is a great smoother as well for the hair, I can use this one because it doesn’t have sunflower oil.
Healing Oil: If my hair is feeling super dry, when I wash my hair on the weekend, I put it in my hair from 3/4ths of the way or a little high than midshaft and down. I put a lot in and let it sit in my hair for a good couple hours before washing it out. I use this as a hair treatment/masque when I feel I need that extra hydration. On day 3 hair, if my hair is feeling dry, I’ll use an extremely minimal amount to liven up the hair a bit.
Smoothing Cream: This is a heat protectant, smoother, frizz defender, hydrating – and boy does it! I use just a couple pumps and a little bit goes a long way.
SHAMPOOS/CONDITIONERS FOR DIFFERENT ISSUES
Here are some products I’ve tested to help rehydrate the hair and keep those locks moisturized and happy. Make sure to listen to your hair and she’ll let you know if she’s thirsty!
Hydrating Shampoo: If my hair is feeling super dry, when I wash my hair on the weekend, I put it in my hair from 3/4ths of the way or a little high than midshaft and down. I put a lot in and let it sit in my hair for a good couple hours before washing it out. I use this as a hair treatment/masque when I feel I need that extra hydration. On day 3 hair, if my hair is feeling dry, I’ll use an extremely minimal amount to liven up the hair a bit.
Hydrating Conditioner: This is the conditioner I use but I also only use conditioner when my hair is feeling super dry. I don’t use it all the time to be honest. It’s too easy for hair to get weighed down so when I can use key products to help my hair already, I don’t use conditioner often.
Clarifying Shampoo: Hair needs clarified periodically. This isn’t something you do daily. It’s more of a monthly thing; but stripping the hair of hard water, hair products is helpful as well.
Restorative Shampoo by Lolavie: I tested this from Ulta and really liked it. I use it when the hair is hydrated well and feeling too weighed down. This is a great all around shampoo and has a plant-based formula.
Tonique: I really like this for the hair is more oily. The mint in it will leave your scalp feeling so fresh and clean. Use this more on roots and don’t worry so much for ends as It can dry them out a bit.
Recovery by Virtue: a little goes a very long way. Small amount the first wash and then wash again and it wills suds up more the second time. This is great for normal hair types and does the job!
HEAT PROTECTION, STYLE, & HOLD
It’s super important to use some form of heat protection for your hair, especially if you tend to style it with hot tools often. These are both great options, one is a spray and the other is a leave in cream.
Blow Dry Spray: Only spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends and put virtue up higher in hair for best results. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair.
Create Styler: This is a cream product as well as a heat protectant & styling aid. I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft and if I plan to style; I use this BEFORE blow drying and then styling as it adds texture and gives hair the grip it needs to hold style.
Working Spray 14: If you’re looking for a light-hold hairspray, I recommend Kenra 14; this is lightweight and has a lighter hold. For more firm of a hold, look below!
Volume Spray 25: If you want a stronger hold, go with the Kenra 25. I love this brand and this is my absolute must have when it comes to hairspray.